We have taken in some boats with limited facilities on offer: there is electricity to every bollard, water is available on the site and there is rubbish and Elsan disposal, and parking is close to every berth. Reports from the boaters are very favourable and everyone is enjoying their new home. Thank you to those who have booked berths for their patience whilst we finish off building and construction works.
Lots of infrastructure work has taken place during the summer. The banks near the road entrance have been widened and the electricity substations are now in place.
Ben Trivett and his team have completed work along the Shenton jetties, and have topped off areas of roads and car parking.The service bollard lighting along Shenton are now operational. We have also grass seeded banks and around the completed car parking areas.
All on schedule, and the building will be finished this month! Internal finishings are now being fitted, and the building looks stunning. The rainwater harvesting system, the water heat source pump, and other tanks have been installed. There is an amazing view of the marina and surrounding countryside from the glazed balcony on the first floor.
The leaflet explaining the importance of the Site of Special Scientific Interest has been produced and is available to local boaters, and the sign to designate the start of the SSSI on the canal has been supplied and erected by Bosworth Marina. The topsoil strip for the compensation pond has been carried out, ready to start construction work. We have now agreed a new design for the compensation pond with Natural England and Canal and River Trust and we are currently drawing up new plans with our engineer.